House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded on former Fox News reporter James Rosen during her impeachment press conference Thursday, warning him “Don’t mess with me.”
Rosen, now with Sinclair Broadcasting, asked if she hated President Donald Trump after she called him a coward and cruel but said she prays for him, CBS News reported.
“As a Catholic, I resent you’re using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me,” Pelosi said. “I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time.”
“So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she concluded. She then left the room.
Rosen tweeted about the episode with video, saying, “VIDEO: @SpeakerPelosi erupted in fury at the simple, if pointed, question I asked at her weekly news conference. Here is my story about the confrontation for tonight’s newscasts on @WeAreSinclair stations. #DontMessWithNancy #ButDoAskFairQuestions”.
VIDEO: @SpeakerPelosi erupted in fury at the simple, if pointed, question I asked at her weekly news conference. Here is my story about the confrontation for tonight's newscasts on @WeAreSinclair stations. #DontMessWithNancy #ButDoAskFairQuestions pic.twitter.com/Y3eYjoT6aC
— James Rosen (@JamesRosenTV) December 5, 2019
Both Rosen — and his parents — were the victims of a warrantless investigation by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice in 2013, Politico reported.
The first-of-its-kind investigation of a reporter took place during an investigation of information being leaked about North Korea.
Reaction to Pelosi’s tirade and Democrats’ show was swift in coming.
Jeff Webb, the founder of New American Populist, tweeted, “@SpeakerPelosi is trying to ram through the impeachment of a duly elected President based on no credible evidence. It’s a waste of time. #ImpeachmentHoax”.
— Jeff Webb (@jeff_webb) December 5, 2019
Hey Democrats, save us time and VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT
— Kevin Jackson (@KevinJacksonTBS) December 4, 2019
Former U.S. rep. Jason Lewis, a candidate for Senate in Minnesota, tweeted, “Just when you thought the left couldn’t sink any lower into the political gutter, “Professor” Pamela Karlan decides to drag @realDonaldTrump‘s 13 year old son into this #ImpeachmentHoax. These are sick people! #barrontrump”.
Just when you thought the left couldn't sink any lower into the political gutter, "Professor" Pamela Karlan decides to drag @realDonaldTrump's 13 year old son into this #ImpeachmentHoax. These are sick people! #barrontrump https://t.co/df1ZgH5nBN
— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) December 4, 2019
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